About John Frazier

John Frazier is the Community Specialist at Simms Fishing Products. Fresh or salt, John loves being on or around the water. When he doesn't have a rod in hand, chances he's watching the action unfold through the view finder of his camera while mentally crafting a story.

Growing Up on the Stone

Born and Raised in Livingston, Montana, James Anderson Speaks About the Current State of his Home Water – the Yellowstone River.

Born and raised in Livingston, Montana, quite literally, James Anderson grew up along the banks of the Yellowstone. Because of his upbringing, his connection with the river runs deeper than most. From dawn to dusk fishing excursions with his father, to refreshing rope swing plunges into the river’s pools, to guiding clients to trophy rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout, Anderson has been privileged to experience the Yellowstone in all its glory. On the flip side, after the temporary closure that occurred during the summer of 2016, he knows all too well what an unhealthy Yellowstone means to the town of Livingston and its community. Below, Anderson recounts some of his fondest childhood memories and candidly speaks about the current state of his home water.

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G4 Pro® Pack Collection

Easy Access and Fishy Internal Organization Meets Durable Weatherproof Protection.

Now that winter has come and gone, the time has arrived to gear up and get organized for full day pursuits on the water. Whether it’s drifting dries, stripping streamers or stalking the flats, the months ahead are some of the best for hike/wade enthusiasts. Those who fish on foot know the importance of a quality pack. Finally, after over 4,000 hours of rigorous field-testing, Simms is able to offer a collection of packs worthy of the G4 badge. Available in a backpack, sling, hip and tactical-hip style, the G4 Pro® line is no doubt the fishiest to ever leave Simms HQ. Read more:

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Shaw Grigsby Preps for his 16th Bassmaster Classic Appearance

By Joel Shangle

Few faces in the world of professional bass fishing are as familiar as that of, Shaw Grigsby. Thanks to both a highly successful 40-plus-year B.A.S.S. tournament career and the 20-year run of his popular television show, One More Cast With Shaw Grigsby, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more well-known (and well-liked) personality than the amiable Floridian. Grigsby’s career is about more than longevity and TV recognition: the upcoming 2017 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Conroe, Texas, will be his 16th (the 15th-most among all-time Classic competitors). He’s made three Classic Top 10s, and has been identified as a threat on Conroe because of the later-than-usual time of this year’s Classic. Below, the veteran tournament anglers talks about his career and how he feels about his odds come March 24 on Lake Conroe.  Continue reading

Fish Longer and Harder With Simms Right Angle® Footbed

Finally, the end of winter is in sight, which means it’s time to prep for the longer fishing sessions that come with spring and summer. Whether it’s long hikes to secret stretches of river or dawn to dusk tarpon missions, we all spend a ton of time on our feet this time of  year. Sore feet, tired legs, and achy backs have pretty much become accepted side effects of hard fishing. However, with the right foundation, you’ll be surprised at how much longer and harder you can fish without feeling it when it’s time to do it again the following morning. Simms Right Angle® Footbed (RAF) debuted in the award winning Currents Shoe. Because of its popularity, the RAF has found it’s way into a wide array of Simms footwear. Here’s the entire collection and a little more info about how the RAF will help you fish longer and harder.

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